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Nature Crafts For The Summer

Summer is a fun time to be outside enjoying the nature!  After spending some time outdoors, you may want to bring a little bit of that nature inside and create something decorative for your home or patio.

I love to use beach sand in craftprojects, especially as a filler.  A simple outdoor table lighting idea is too fill a mason jar about a third full with some beach sand and lay a tea light on top.  When lit you have some great ambiance for a late night barbecue or drink on the patio.

Another fun nature craft is to make these whimsical wooden flowers out of pine cone “petals” and slices from a pine branch.  Stick the assorted flowers in a colorful flower pot and you have a fun display for the Summer.

I went searching for some more nature crafts, that you can use in your home, and came up with a collection of ideas that are easy, fun and look great too!

Nature Craft Ideas For The Home:

sand and seashell display in a glass jar

Sand and seashell display by Ehow.

A collection of seashells in a bed of beach sand makes a perfect Summer display in a glass vase or jar.  So simple and elegant!
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Framed starfish art by Mom Endeavors.

If you are lucky enough to find some starfish, this framed project is a fun one.  To go along with the beachy feel of the starfish, the frames were painted in a cool blue color and distressed.  I love the contrast of the blue frame and the brown interior backing for the starfish!
candle display with beach sand and shells

Beachy candle display by Simple Mom Tips.

I love all of the details in this candle display.  The nautical rope, starfish, old photo, and seashells add a lot to the glass vases filled with sand and candles.
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These craft blocks are so cute and make such a fun display for a shelf or table.  See how easy they are to make with some beach sand and sea shells by checking out the tutorial by Crafts by Amanda.
acorn flower plaque

Acorn flower plaque by BHG.

After taking a nature walk this Summer, this craft is quick and easy to put together.  Collect some acorns on your path and arrange them in a floral design on a wood slab.  Use twigs for stems and small pine cones for extra embellishments.
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Pressed flower glass art by Parent Society.

Preserve those beautiful Summer flowers all year long by pressing them and using them in a craft project like this glass art.  Make sure to click on the picture to get the full tutorial!  Other ideas are to use them in cards, framed pictures, or on bookmarks.

Happy Crafting!